Campus Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship
The Agricultural Research Program

The Agricultural Research Program in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences seeks one graduate research assistant. Preference will be given to candidates who have the following qualifications: 1- M.S. or doctorate student majoring in agricultural sciences, but all majors are encouraged to apply. The Graduate Research Assistant will be expected to: provide general research support for research initiatives, including the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Their efforts include, but are not limited to: providing training and workshops for students, faculty and researchers, developing survey instruments, collecting and analyzing data, summarizing findings, and sharing research results with the university community and beyond. The trainings will focus on conducting quantitative and qualitative research methods. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with developing survey instruments
  • Facilitate workshop activities
  • Collect, analyze and report data

Required Competencies:

  • Proficiency in SPSS (required), general knowledge in SAS, NVivo and other data statistical programs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with faculty, staff and undergraduate and graduate students
  • Understanding of basic research protocols, including privacy of information
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, organizational skills (i.e. meet deadlines)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Excel
  • Excellent composition and grammar skills

Work Schedule

This position is part-time with a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Daily work hours will be determined based on supervisor needs. The GA is not expected to work during breaks, University assigned holidays, nor convocation or activities mandatory for student attendance. Fall and spring employment is available. Start date: Fall 2014.

If interested or you have questions, please contact: Dr. Shirley Hymon-Parker sjhymonp@ag.ncat.edu by email on or before July 25, 2014. Applicants must submit a resume, transcript(s), letter of interest and two letters of recommendation supporting research skills. 

Graduate Assistantship
The Graduate School

The Graduate School seeks a Fall 2014 graduate assistant for a 20-hour week position that will pay $5,500 per semester. Candidates must be enrolled full time at N.C. Agricultural & Technical State University in the Graduate School.

The primary responsibility is providing program assistance in the development of support programs to enhance graduate student professional development.  Additional responsibility includes performing non-teaching academic support duties for the assistant dean and other professional staff within the Graduate School in their efforts to meet the needs and demands of the University as it relates to graduate student success.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Strong computer skills
  • Web design knowledge and/or experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and multimedia development tools
  • Ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing
  • Proven ability to complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate ability to collect and arrange information for reports and assessments as required
  • Ability to work through University protocols related to information technology
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines

Duties:

  • Assist in creating a fully functional online professional development resource center
  • Assist/facilitate training as needed
  • Answer phones, check email
  • Assist in the preparation of reports as requested by the assistant dean

Applicants must submit the following by Thursday, July 31, 2014:

  • A cover letter explaining your background and how it applies to this role
  • A transcript (unofficial)
  • A resume

Submit materials by email to Anita Sanders (asanders@ncat.edu) by Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Graduate Assistant - Wabash-Provost Scholars Program
Division: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: History

Overview

The Wabash-Provost Scholars Program seeks a graduate assistant to provide general logistical support for the Wabash-Provost Scholars course, PHIL 319: Wabash-Provost Scholars Research.  The Wabash-Provost Scholars are a group of undergraduate North Carolina A&T State University students trained to conduct focus group sessions, surveys, and other assessment activities aimed at improving the learning environment at the university.  Wabash-Provost Scholars work alongside faculty and administrators in guided campus inquiry addressing issues of strategic institutional importance. Their efforts include, but are not limited to: developing questions and assessment instruments, collecting and analyzing data, summarizing findings, and sharing research results with the university community.  Since the course focuses on qualitative research methods, we believe that a student participating in a program emphasizing those skills may find this assistantship particularly beneficial professionally and academically.  For more information about the Wabash-Provost Scholars program, see: http://www.ncat.edu/divisions/academic-affairs/atl/wabash-provost-scholars/

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with focus group scheduling and data management
  • Become CITI certified for human subjects research IRB compliance
  • Coordinate distribution and return of Wabash-Provost Scholars focus group materials
  • Assist with weekly Wabash-Provost Scholar course activities, as needed
  • Participate in weekly Wabash-Provost Scholar class session (Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 pm)
  • Assist in development of Wabash-Provost Scholar final report (summary of Wabash-Provost Scholar findings)

Required Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with both faculty members and undergraduate students
  • Excellent composition and grammar skills
  • Understanding of basic research protocols, including privacy of information
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Work Schedule

This position is part-time with a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Applicants must be available to attend Wabash-Provost Scholar class sessions from 3:30-4:45 on Wednesdays.  Additional hours will be determined based on GA’s class schedule for fall semester 2014.  The GA is not expected to work during breaks, University assigned holidays, nor convocation or activities mandatory for student attendance.

Compensation:  $10.00/hr

How to Apply

Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest to Dr. Karen Hornsby, klhornsb@ncat.edu, by email, August 15, 2014.

Graduate Assistant
Department: NC-LSAMP

Program Overview

The North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NC-LSAMP) seeks to increase the quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs, and the number of students matriculating into programs of STEM graduate study. NC-LSAMP provides program activities designed to increase recruitment, retention and degree conferral among student populations historically underrepresented in STEM fields.

NC-LSAMP Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

The NC-LSAMP Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) will participate in the design, execution and analysis, of a formative evaluation of the LSAMP Program at North Carolina A&T State University.  The research assistant will also assist in the dissemination of program information via print and electronic media.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update LSAMP student database
  • Support the implementation of program evaluations;
  • Assist with the development of survey instruments for various evaluation projects;
  • Summarize data for internal and external reports;
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data and organize data for programmatic decisions;
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and papers;
  • Assist staff in design and maintenance of online surveys and relational databases, primarily Microsoft Access;
  • Prepare  and maintain print documents, web pages, and social media sites;
  • Assist staff in the design, execution and evaluation of research projects, including literature reviews, surveys, focus groups, data integration and analysis; and

QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualified applicants must be enrolled at North Carolina A&T State University as a full time graduate student (minimum of 9 credit hours) and in good academic standing (minimum GPA 3.0).  In addition, qualified applicants must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office;
  • Experience with database management
  • Experience using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies;
  • Experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data;
  • Ability to use a variety of computer programs and applications related to qualitative and quantitative data analysis;
  • Ability to take responsibility in meeting deadlines and making progress without direct supervision;
  • Successful experience working both independently and as a team member; and
  • Articulate, tactful, and strong spoken and written communications skills.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested graduate students should submit a letter of interest and a current resume to:

Juanda Johnson-Taylor, NC-LSAMP Program Manager, 336-285-3755, jjtaylor@ncat.edu

Position available immediately

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Graduate Assistant
Division: University Advancement
Department: Development

Job Descriptions
 
The Office of Development is seeking two graduate assistants to support the University’s efforts to expand its programs to secure philanthropic support.
 
 Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Conduct analytical research on annual giving patterns.  
  • Support annual giving and alumni affairs staff in coordinating programs involving the National Alumni Association
  • Assist in coordinating annual giving activities with the Aggie Athletic Foundation.
  • Provide support for call center and direct mail solicitations.
  • Support Advancement Services research and stewardship projects.

Work Schedule

This position is part-time with a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Hours will be determined based on GA’s class schedule for spring semester 2014.  The GA is not expected to work during breaks, University assigned holidays, nor convocation or activities mandatory for student attendance.

Compensation:  $2000 a month

How to Apply:   Interested students should submit a resume to Robert Saunders, rssaunde@ncat.edu  and Veronica McClain, vaaron@ncat.edu by March 31, 2014.

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Graduate Assistant
Division: University Advancement
Department: Development

Job Descriptions

The Office of Development is seeking two graduate assistants that will provide general Development support initially and may transition to provide Advancement support for a Dean of one the University’s schools or to a Major Gift Officer in one of the Colleges. The other two positions will provide Advancement support for a Dean of one of the University’s schools.

School Advancement Support GA Positions  

  • Monitor the progress of the School’s Development and Alumni Relations plan and the Dean’s performance plan to provide the Dean with quarterly updates for the Provost and AVC for Development/Director of Major Gifts.
  • Support the Dean’s cultivation and solicitation efforts with the top prospects assigned to her or him by tracking progress, planning next moves.
  • Ensure that contact reports are filed in a timely fashion.
  • Assist the Dean in developing the School’s case for support.
  • Draft gift proposals.
  • Identify potential prospects by meeting with Department Chairs and faculty members and documenting them with the Director of Advancement Services.
  • Coordinate annual giving efforts with the Director of Annual Giving.
  • Coordinate alumni relations activities with AVC for Alumni Affairs/ED NAA
  • Ensure good stewardship with timely acknowledgments and recognition of gifts.
  • Provide information on development and alumni activities for the School’s webpage including Donor Honor Roll, feature stories, etc.


Work Schedule

This position is part-time with a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Hours will be determined based on GA’s class schedule for spring semester 2014.  The GA is not expected to work during breaks, University assigned holidays, nor convocation or activities mandatory for student attendance.

Compensation:  $2000 a month

How to Apply:   Interested students should submit a resume to Robert Saunders, rssaunde@ncat.edu  and Veronica McClain, vaaron@ncat.edu by March 31, 2014.

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Graduate Hall Director
Division: Student Affairs
Department: Department of Housing and Residence Life

The Graduate Hall Director is a live-in graduate student supervisor among the Department of Housing and Residence Life staff in the Division of Student Affairs. The Department is committed to a comprehensive residential program; one that blends the co-curricular with the academic to create a comprehensive educational environment assisting all residents in achieving their fullest potential. The Graduate Hall Director is recognized as a University Official and represents the university and the department on and off university property. Under the supervision of the Complex/Hall Director and Assistant Director for Residence Life, the Graduate Hall Director will fulfill the general requirements and responsibilities in this job description and the Graduate Hall Director employment agreement.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled and accepted as a full-time graduate student and carry a minimum of 9 credit hours.
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to hold the position.
  • Maintain a clear judicial record with the Department of Housing and Residence Life and the Dean of Students' Office.
  • Must sleep and live-in the assigned Graduate Hall Director room and building.
  • Must have a functioning answering device in the room. Must check office mail, email, and answering devices daily. Must respond in a prompt manner to messages left by residents, colleagues and HD/Housing.
  • If you decide to resign your Graduate Hall Director position, a written notice of resignation is required 10 business days in advance. This should be submitted to the Complex/Hall Director of your building.
  • Display leadership qualities or characteristics as evidenced by previous leadership experiences, recommendations, and evaluations from the GHD Selection and Application process.
  • Display strong interpersonal skills through proven ability to interact effectively with others as perceived through the GHD Selection and interview process.

Work Schedule:

  • Minimum 20 hours per week office duty.
  • On-call schedule where carrying a pager is required.
  • Rotational weekend duty.

Compensation:

The Graduate Hall Director position is compensated with a $10,000 package including, in-state tuition, room, meal allowance, and monthly stipend to be distributed over 9 month contractual term.

Period of Employment

July– May of Academic Year. Contract is renewable based upon end of year evaluation.

Complete Application      Hall Director Flyer

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Graduate Technology Assistant
Division:  Student Affairs
Department:  International Students and Scholars Office

Overview

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) seeks a graduate assistant to create and develop a fully functional and operational “Virtual Office” associated with the ISSO’s ability to offer on-line orientation, training, communications, seminars, on-line meetings, cultural awareness activities and website updates to prospective and current visiting scholars, exchange students, and international students.  Functionality and access will also support the Division of Student Affairs in its effort to meet University priorities and strategies related to student success and operational efficiency as the alignment of fiscal resources will accommodate a broader population without current access to programs and activities designed for this population.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and develop a fully functional, interactive, web based “virtual office”
  • Demonstrate and train ISSO staff to use related software
  • Update, maintain and train ISSO staff in website enhancements going forward
  • Participate in and/or support staff in planning, announcing and hosting related programs and activities
  • Assist in the preparation of reports as requested by the director
  • Availability to meet weekly with director

Required Competencies

  • Ability to communicate effectively and exhibit technical proficiency in the areas of software development, compatibility and functionality to complete assignments in a timely manner. 
  • Competence in developing interactive and “streaming” web pages as required.
  • Demonstrate ability to collect and arrange information for reports as required for up-line review and decision.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work through University protocols related to information technology.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and multimedia development tools
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.

Work Schedule

This position is part-time with a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Hours will be determined based on GA’s class schedule for spring semester 2014.  The GA is not expected to work during breaks, University assigned holidays, nor convocation or activities mandatory for student attendance.

Compensation:  $11.50/hr

How to Apply:   Interested students should submit a resume and 2 professional letters of support from professors and/or North Carolina A&T State University support staff to Loreatha Graves, loretha@ncat.edu by Friday, January 3, 2014. 

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Graduate Administrative Assistant
Department: NSF-CREST Bioenergy Center


The current research of the center is focused on thermochemical conversion of biomass to liquid fuels and reforming of biofuels for fuel cell applications.

How to Apply: 
If you are interested in or have questions about the above graduate research assistant positions, please contact Dr. Shahbazi, Director of NSF-CREST Bioenergy Center (ash@ag.ncat.edu). Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, copies of academic transcripts, GRE score and three recommendation letters.

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